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Profile: Jessica Seymour

I must have done a million of these things and I still have no idea where to begin...

About me: I am female. Caucasian. Brown hair and grey eyes. Nineteen years old with credentials in journalism and the arts. Australian. I'm currently studying education and I write novels in my spare time.

I've spent most of my life studying creative writing and language. Well, to be frank - I've spent most of my life just plain studying- it's all I seem to be good at. But I study creative writing specifically because it fascinates me. To make people feel things and hope for things beyond themselves - to engage their imaginations through words on a page is - to me - an amazing skill.

I prefer writing crime because it's more fun and easier to come up with plausible characters without busting your arse to come up with a creditable plot. Every plot you could think of has been done - what sets books apart is the characters in them. Crime provides a basic schematic (crime happens, crime is solved, etc) for the book - so I don't have to worry about it. I can focus on the characters, which is what I prefer. The crime is generally peripheral to the main action in my novels.

If ya'll want more random tidbits, you can check out my Twitter (yes, I have a Twitter. I caved.): http://twitter.com/jessieflea

Just in case you can't get enough of me, I mean...

Latest Blog Posts

Submission Formatting: What NOT to do

Published: May 11, 2009

Those boring, tedious, anal retentive things publishers demand that we do.

To Plot or Not To Plot

Published: April 24, 2009

Is plotting a novel really going to make it better?

In a pickle over your working title?

Published: April 13, 2009

Working titles giving you grief? Here's a site I randomly found that could really help!

Latest Short Stories

The Taste

Published: May 14, 2009

A corpse is discovered in Ultimo, leading investigators after a diseased killer with sickening tastes.

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